The Legacy of John Biggers
The University Museum Collections
Dr. John Biggers, world-renowned artist, established the Art Department at Texas Southern University in 1949. One of his major goals for the University was to develop a collection of traditional African Art. Such a collection would enable the students at Texas Southern to develop a "perceptional growth" and cultural sensitivity to African Art. Through Dr. Biggers's initiative, the University has developed several collections that spark educational curiosity and artistic inspiration.
Works include murals, sculpture, 3D Art, paintings, photographs and more.